Tobias Strebel garnered headlines a few years ago when he came out of the woodwork as the kid who had surgery in hopes of looking like Justin Beiber. Some sources stated that Strebel spent around $100,000 on the necessary surgeries to resemble Beiber and he was later featured on the E! series “Botched”. As you might have guessed from his appearance on the show, the surgery didn’t go so well and he ended up looking more like a clown than the pop sensation.
Tobias Strebel was super pumped to look like @justinbieber
How far would you take it?#LunchBreak pic.twitter.com/askJiM3nMf
— UCT Radio 104.5fm (@UCTRadio) July 26, 2016
He was found dead in a hotel in California on August 21st of last year. Sources are reporting that the autopsy for the Justin Beiber lookalike has revealed that he had Valium, Xanax, alcohol and a sleep aid in his system at the time of his death. Strebel was 35 at the time of his death, so significantly older than the 22-year-old Justin Beiber.
Saw a Justin Bieber lookalike and I nearly forgot I have a boyfriend. Welp.
— Bambi (@aa_taniia) July 20, 2016
Ladies hmu if you wanna know the location of a Justin Bieber lookalike ?
— Lily Grant (@Freeeeelily) July 7, 2016
Beiber has not commented on the incident so far and he’s currently in the running for the MTV hottest award. While Beiber has had his own set of mishaps and embarrassing situations lately, friends and family of Strebel reported that he was suffering with depression at the time of his death and the new autopsy results may suggest that he took his own life.
RT = VOTO! #MTVHottest Justin Bieber pic.twitter.com/DHesK8AS8B
— Projeto Bieber (@JBVotacaoHelp) July 26, 2016
No matter how silly and frankly stupid the Strebel’s actions were (who in the Hell would even want to look like Beiber), you have to feel bad for the Justin Beiber lookalike who wasted a ridiculous amount of money.
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